The literal translation of “Tam Coc” is “three caves”, and this place is commonly known as the Halong Bay on the land. Before my trip, I saw a lot of forum posts comparing Tam Coc and Halong Bay. Some people even went as far as saying that Tam Coc is better than Halong Bay.
I beg to differ.
My honest opinion is: Tam Coc was pretty impressive but it did not have half of Halong Bay’s charm.